Edward John Pfeiffer, 69
July 27, 1946 — Dec. 30, 2015
Edward (Ed) John Pfeiffer, 69, of St. Kilian passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, at home with family and Hospice Advantage staff, after nearly a yearlong struggle with cancer. Ed was born in Racine on July 27, 1946, the son of Michael and Ann (Seibert) Pfeiffer. He attended Racine schools until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1963 to 1967 aboard several carriers. Ed was a Plank Owner on the USS Guam LPH9 and on Sept. 15, 1966, while serving on the Guam was part of the recovery at sea of the Gemini 11 astronauts and space capsule.
After his military service, Ed worked at various businesses on the East Coast, in Racine, at The Threshold Inc. in West Bend, Fond du Lac Mattress and retired from AS& T in St. Kilian as an inspector. He married Mary Haugli on Nov. 28, 1981, in Elk Mound. He enjoyed sports and while in school he played football and later played in various softball leagues throughout the area. Ed enjoyed fishing with family and friends while camping at various lakes in Wisconsin. He could often be found purchasing lottery tickets, which, two years ago and shortly before his wife retired, resulted in his winning Badger 5.
Ed is survived by his loving wife, Mary; his daughter, Patricia “Trish” (Chris) Spalding of Mississippi; and his grandsons, Vincent, Andrew and Joseph Motzkus. He is further survived by his brother, Michael (Josie) Pfeiffer of Kewaskum; his mother-in-law, Catherine Hustad of Barron; brothers-in-law, Orrin (Judi) Haugli of Janesville, Paul (Katie) Haugli of Elk Mound and John (friend Vicki) Haugli of Menomonie; a sister-in-law, Anita (David) Immel of Fond du Lac; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Donna (Barootian) LaPlante and Carol Stewart; father-in-law, Orrin Haugli Sr.; stepfather-in-law, Roy Hustad; niece, Tiffany Haugli; and nephew, John Barootian.
Visitation will begin at noon Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Twohig Funeral Home (109 W. Main St., Campbellsport) with a 2 p.m. memorial service and military honors. The Rev. Roger Clapp will officiate. Entombment will take place on a later date at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Union Grove.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ed’s name can be directed to First United Methodist Church Roof Fund, Campbellsport or to the family.
Sincere thanks to Dr. Mooney, Joanne, Dr. Robbins, Dr. Smale, Dr. Griswold and Hospice Advantage, especially Nurse Pam Faeh, aide Dawn and Chaplain Steve, for the care given Ed.
Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport, is serving the family with online guestbook and condolences at www.twohigfunerals.com.